Thar Desert

Jaisalmer is one of the most glorious heritage cities in Rajasthan, which is a golden city of it. In India you can enjoy the great architectural and cultural wonders only in Rajasthan especially in Jaisalmer. In Jaisalmer you can discover the gorgeous faced of the Rajasthan’s second oldest fort, Jaisalmer Fort, which stands on a hill 250 feet above the surrounding country and it is a monument worth visiting similar to various cities in Rajasthan the Jaisalmer too comprises different facets of its own glorious heritage. In Jaisalmer you can find many historical monuments but the most prominent attraction is Jaisalmer Fort will arrest your immediate attention.

The Jaisalmer fort stands as an impressive example for the fusion of Rajput and Islamic architectural styles, which has four gates such as Akhai Pol or Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol, bhuta Pol and Hava Pol. In Jaisalmer fort you can visit the Raj Mahal, which show off the five beautifully carved Raj Mahals inside the fort, then visit the Rang Mahal, Sarvotam Vilas, Akhai Vilas, Gaj Mahal, and Moti Mahal. These Mahals are the best place to mesmerize some old painting and pictures, these paintings are to the Mughal and Rajput-Sculpture.

The Patwon Ji ki Haveli  is an interesting masterstroke of architecture in Jaisalmer and most important also. This is a complex of two things, first that it was the first haveli erected in Jaisalmer and second, it is a cluster of 5 small havelis. There imperial families enjoyed their lifestyle by wearing threads of gold and silver used in embroidering dresses.

The Desert Safari is one of the major attractions among all that is why Sam sand dunes are becoming the major attraction in Jaisalmer? Sam sand dunes are a closest place from the Great Thar Desert., which looks truly magnificent, with stretch of sweeping dunes, without vegetation, best way to get here, is camel safari, while safari enjoy the ride along the breathtaking crests and troughs, which will be your incredible part of Rajasthan tours.(image by peo pea)6641038395_baa15ebb33_z

If you want to enjoy complete power pack experience in Thar Desert, you must put yourself in the camp and experience the sun setting behind the horizon and enjoy the bonfire with the fellow tourists in the night and enjoy music and dance of Rajasthan. Are you a culture oriented traveler? You must visit this Rajasthan during the month of February or March, these days the whole place will be turn into a cultural hub.

There you can also enjoy the desert festival organized between sand dunes is the showcase of Rajasthani culture and explore many cultural extravaganzas, puppet shows, folk dance performances, camel races, competitions and general festivities and so on. Don’t miss to visit the Phalodi, which is an old caravan center in the Thar Desert. Phalodi town was a trading center during ancient days and there you can find famous temples related to Jain and Hindu religions.

In Phalodi town you can try out the famous jooti, a kind of shoe, which comes in various shapes and sizes but decorated with heavy embroidery, you can also grab fabulous bangles and many bead jewelries.

Wander around the sand dunes of Jaisalmer and explore!


Featured image courtesy by Koshyk